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Art Briles resigns as head football coach, athletic director at Mount Vernon

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 13:38:21-05

Art Briles has resigned from his position as head football coach and athletic director at Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon ISD and Briles made the announcement on Monday.

"After coaching 42 games of football from Florence, Italy to Mount Vernon, Texas in the last 22 months, I respectfully resign as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director of the Mount Vernon Tigers," Briles said.

Briles lead the Tigers to the UIL State 3-A Division 1 semifinals. In his two years at Mount Vernon, he has led the Tigers to a record of 20-6.

Briles was the former head football coach of the Baylor Bears but was fired in 2016 amid a sex assault scandal at the university.